We are more than our bodies. Intelligence does not come from the bodies we wear. Life is more than just the animation of gooey chemical digestion.
The part of us that is truly alive is the spirit. It is the seed of intellect, the germ of individuality, and the source of the power that we call
thought. That part of us cannot die. The flesh that it rides on can decay, get disease, and can suffer all sorts of things.
That should be a lesson enough to you that the flesh is not the life at all, but rather the container for it. If you are a Sikh, then please explain
to me what your faith teaches about life after death.
Why worry about death? The only ones who worry about the destruction of the body are those that require it for their strength. When their bodies
die, so does the rest of them. Those with spirit don't ever die at all, they just move higher and higher into the spheres of heaven.
Death should never be a cause for sadness by relatives, but I know it always is. When my grandfather died, I was not sad at all, His spirit was so
strong in me that I never felt his absense. God bless his soul! He even communicated to me after he died - I will tell you a funny story.
I was in the bathroom one day, and my ear really started to itch. I was thinking about my grandfather all day, and because I knew that sometimes
spirits could speak, I asked him quite plainly to look in my ear and tell me what he saw.
To my amazment, I received a very clear telepathic response - It was my grandfather's voice, and he said matter-of-factly "You have a chunk of wax
'this' big." And I then had a vision of his fingers showing me how big it was.
Amazed, I found it a few moments later, exactly as he described. Such was my confmirmation of the continuation fo intelligence after we quit the
body. What need for sadness and dispair is there?